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October 26th, 2016

October 26th, 2016


Franklin Entrepreneur Encourages Businesses to ‘Think Differently’
The Tennessean
Louis Upkins Jr., a Franklin native and entrepreneur, wants companies to treat their families like their customers. He wants people to “think differently” about how they interact with friends and family. If they do that, he said, it will help grow Franklin and maintain its healthy business environment.

Google’s Latest Service for Tennessee: Delivering Your Groceries
Memphis Business Journal
Google is bringing its delivery service to Tennessee, part of a significant regional expansion for the service, called Google Express. Through the service, shoppers can make use of two-day delivery from stores like Costco, Whole Foods Market and others, according to a news release. The expansion comes about a year after Amazon launched its Prime Now service, offering deliveries in two hours, in Memphis and other cities, and at a time when on-demand startups for all kinds of products are increasing in popularity.

Lookout Mountain Vacation Rentals Expands
Local startup Lookout Mountain Vacation Rentals has added three new rental options about 40 miles from downtown. The vacation rental management company has added the new property in Dayton. Called Lakeside Retreat, it’s a small compound that has three homes on a lake with a dock.

TechCamp Memphis
Memphis Technology Foundation
November 5, 2016– A one ­day event that offers educational and networking opportunities for technology users at all levels, including IT professionals, web designers, marketing professionals, and students. TechCamp offers sessions led by area experts on content creation and design, online marketing, and development.

This 3D-Printed Pavilion Will Break ORNL’s Guinness Record for Largest 3D Printed Object 
Records are obviously meant to be broken, and the Oak Ridge National Laboratory (ORNL) currently holds the Guinness World Record for largest single-piece 3D printed object: a 17.5 feet long, 5.5 feet wide, and 1.5 feet tall wing tool that was custom-made for Boeing. Coincidentally, a 110 square meter pavilion in Beijing is currently the world’s largest object, though it has been 3D printed in more than 5000 separate blocks. But ORNL is now working to break its own record for biggest single-piece object with not one, but two pavilions called ‘Flotsam & Jetsam’ by innovative architecture pioneers SHoPArchitects.

What It Takes to Launch a Tech Startup in College
Startup Southerner
For the past decade, magazines from Fortune to Forbes have reported an increase in entrepreneurially-minded young people. It seems that 2016 is the perfect storm for the young professional to venture into the startup world. A combination of the household name status of tech moguls like Zuckerberg, the glamorizing of Silicon Valley through movies and reality shows, and a lagging economy in which a college degree just isn’t enough, has resulted in a generation of young professionals with tech dreams. However, there is a disconnect between the number of students who dream of starting a tech company and those who actually achieve that feat. 

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